Are they feathers? Are they dinosaurs?
This hard hairless area is claimed to be a vestigial footpad, but there is no evidence for this.
MUTATIONS can increase the information in the genetic code. Why are they not considered to be beneficial?
More genetic information is not necessarily better information. Why?
What’s it for? Our Medical Biologist Dr Diane Eager tells us.
Answer by Dr Ed Neeland who is a published scientist and chemistry professor at U.B.C. (Hons B.Sc. Double Major Biology/Chemistry, M.Sc. Organic Chemistry, Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Postdoc Botany).